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USS Juneau (LPD-10)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Romeo - Oscar - Papa
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Joint Meritorious Unit Award (2)
Second Row - Navy Unit Commendation - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (3) - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon
Third Row - National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Op. Sharpe Edge, Liberia, Op. Restore Hope, Somalia) - Vietnam Service Medal (2)
Fourth Row - Southwest Asia Service Medal - Humanitarian Service Medal (1-Boat People) - Coast Guard SOS Medal
Fifth Row - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)

Austin Class Amphibious Transport Dock:
  • Laid down, 23 January 1965, at Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction, Seattle, WA.
  • Launched, 12 February 1966
  • Commissioned USS Juneau (LPD-10), 12 July 1969, CAPT. R. R. Monroe USN, in Command
  • During the Vietnam War USS Juneau participated in the following campaigns:

    Vietnam War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Vietnam Counteroffensive - Phase VII
    23 to 24 August 1970
    11 to 13 October 1970
    31 December 1970 to 2January 1971
    12 to 16 January 1971
    30 January to 3 February 1971
    10 to 16 February 1971
    24 to 27 February 1971
    7 March 1971
    11 to 13 March 1971
    Vietnam Ceasefire
    1 to 18 June 1972
    30 June to 14 July 1972
    23 August to 7 October 1972
    21 to 28 November 1972

  • USS Juneau was assigned to the US Pacific Fleet and is a component of COMNAVSURFPAChome ported at Sasebo, Japan. In July she returned to San Diego for decommissioning
  • Decommissioned, 30 October 2008
  • Towed to Pearl Harbor in November 2008 for storage in the US Navy's Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Pearl Harbor, Maintenance Category "B"
  • USS Juneau earned two campaign stars for Vietnam War service
    Displacement 9,734 t.(lt), 17,326 t.(fl)
    Length 570'
    Beam 100'
    Draft 23 ft.
    Speed 21 kts.
    Officers 24
    Enlisted 400
    Troop/Flag Staff Capacity
    Troops 840
    Flag Staff 90
    Assault Craft, (well deck capacity) 1 LCU, or 2 LCM-8 or 4 LCM-6,
    Ships boats, 2 LCPL, 1 motor whaleboat
    two 25mm MK38 chain guns
    two Phalanx CIWS
    eight 50 cal. machine guns
    Aircraft two CH-46/CH-53 or four UH-1/AH-1, or two AV-8B Harriers
    two Foster-Wheeler boilers
    two General Electric steam turbines
    two propellers, 24,000 SHP

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    Juneau (LPD-10)
    Juneau 591k Launching of Juneau (LPD-10), 12 February 1966, at Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction, Seattle, WA. Dale Hargrave
    Juneau 1270k Juneau (LPD-10) underway on builder's trials under the direction of the Lockheed Shipbuilding & Construction Co., Pacific Ocean, 17 June 1969.
    US Navy Photographic Center photo # 1142875.
    DCC(SS/SW) David Johnston, USN and
    Robert Hurst
    Juneau 99k
    USS Juneau (LPD-10)
    Juneau 150k USS Juneau (LPD-10) at anchor in Alaskan waters, circa 1980 and location unknown. Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Juneau 278k USS Juneau (LPD-10) passing under the Coronado Bridge at San Diego, CA. in 1986
    US Navy photo
    Jerry Hays
    Juneau 64k USS Juneau (LPD-10) outbound from San Diego, passing Point Loma, sometime after 1987.
    US Navy photo.
    207k USS Juneau (LPD-10) underway, date and location unknown. Nicholas Tiberio
    218k USS Juneau (LPD-10) underway, date and location unknown. Nicholas Tiberio
    244k USS Juneau (LPD-10) underway, date and location unknown. Nicholas Tiberio
    693k USS Juneau (LPD-10) underway, date and location unknown. Nicholas Tiberio
    Juneau 225k USS Juneau (LPD-10) in Prince William Sound, Valdez, Alaska in the spring of 1989 assisting in the clean up from the Exxon Valdez oil spill. The barge alongside was the decontamination station for the civilian workers Exxon employed for the clean up.
    US Navy photo
    Juneau 181k USS Juneau (LPD-10) underway in San Diego harbor, date unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Juneau 75k USS Juneau (LPD-10) underway in the summer of 1992 while enroute to Seattle, WA. to take part in the Seattle Sea Fair.
    Photo taken from USS Cape Cod (AD-43).
    Photo by Lee Nolan STGC(SW) USN, Ret.
    Juneau 416k USS Juneau (LPD-10) operates off the coast of Iwo Jima in February 1995, 50 years after the island was invaded by US forces. Mount Suribachi stands prominently in the background. made famous by Joe Rosenthal's historical photograph of U.S Marines raising the flag atop the mountain during one of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific during WW II.
    US Navy photo #1-HR-010315-N-9815L-002
    Ron Reeves
    Juneau 214k USS Juneau (LPD-10) and HMAS Sirius (OR-266) as they conduct a replenishment at sea (RAS), 14 June 2007. Juneau is participating in exercise "Talisman Sabre 07", a U.S. and Australian lead Joint Task Force operation preparing our militaries for crisis action planning and execution of contingency operations. Talisman Sabre is designed to maintain a high level of interoperability between U.S. and Australian forces, demonstrating the U.S. and Australian commitment to our military alliance and regional security.
    US Navy photo # 070614-N-5067K-211 by MC1 Michael D. Kennedy.
    Robert Hurst
    Juneau 77k USS Juneau (LPD-10) underway off the coast of Hawaii, 2 August 1998, while participating in RIMPAC 98.
    US Navy photo # 980802-N-3612M-001 by PH1 James G McCarter.
    Bill Gonyo
    Juneau 38k USS Juneau (LPD-10) at anchor, Oita, Japan, 1999. Shigeru Motosugi
    Essex 95k The Essex Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG) steaming in formation in the South Pacific, 11 March 2002. USS Essex (LHD-2) is followed by USS Juneau (LPD-10), USS Germantown (LSD-42) and USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43).
    US Navy photo # 1-020311-N-9802B-003 from the Navy Newsstand web site.
    Bernard A. Cardali USN, USS LST-308
    Juneau 106k USS Juneau (LPD-10) underway, 22 April 2005, location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Robert Hurst
    211k A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) prepares to enter the well deck of USS Juneau (LPD-10) while conducting LCAC operations. Juneau and Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ESXARG), along with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, are currently conducting the first phase of annual spring patrols.
    070305-N-6710M-006 SOUTH CHINA SEA (March 5, 2007) by MCSN Brandon Myrick.
    Robert Hurst
    502k USS Juneau (LPD-10) and the Royal Australian Navy replenishment oiler HMAS Sirius (O 266) conducts a replenishment at sea (RAS). Juneau is participating in exercise Talisman Saber 07 (TS07) in the Pacific Ocean, 14 June 2007. TS07 is a U.S. and Australian-led Joint Task Force operation preparing our militaries for crisis action planning and execution of contingency operations. TS07 is designed to maintain a high level of interoperability between U.S. and Australian forces, demonstrating the U.S. and Australian commitment to our military alliance and regional security.
    US Navy photo #'s 070614-N-5067K-173 PACIFIC OCEAN (June 14, 2007) and 070614-N-5067K-211 PACIFIC OCEAN (June 14, 2007) by MC1 Michael D. Kennedy.
    Robert Hurst
    Juneau 806k USS Juneau (LPD-10) and amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD-49) underway during ship maneuvering drills, 15 February 2008. They are part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group..
    US Navy photo # 080214-N-4010S-086 SEA OF JAPAN (February 15, 2008) by MCC Ty Swartz.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Juneau 2610k USS Juneau (LPD-10) steams into position during an Expeditionary Strike Force (ESF) exercise in the East China Sea, 16 March 2008. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG) recently participated in an ESF with the Essex (LHD 2) Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG). The ESF exercise was designed to test the ability of the Strike Groups to plan and conduct multi-task force operations across a broad spectrum of naval disciplines and to refresh skills in completing complex missions that require capabilities that are broader in scope than the individual Strike Groups can provide alone.
    US Navy photo # 080316-N-5484G-093 EAST CHINA SEA (March 16, 2008) by MC3 Joseph Pol Sebastian Gocong.
    Lee Wahler
    Juneau 672k USS Juneau (LPD-10) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Ron Reeves
    Juneau 2787k USS Juneau (LPD-10) crew photo, date and location unknown. Ron Reeves
    Juneau 1627k USS Juneau (LPD-10) steams in the Andaman Sea, 23 May 2008. Juneau is part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group, which was standing by in international waters off the coast of Burma in support of Joint Task Force Caring Response a humanitarian assistance operation developed in the wake of Cyclone Nargis.
    US Navy photo # 080523-N-4010S-056 ANDAMAN SEA (May 23, 2008) by MCC Specialist Ty Swartz.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Juneau 721k USS Juneau (LPD-10) returns to her home port at Sasebo, Japan for the last time on 26 June 2008 before her hull swap with the USS Denver (LPD-9) scheduled for July. Juneau has been home ported in Sasebo, since July 1999, when she participated in the Navy's first hull swap with her sister-ship USS Dubuque (LPD 8). After the hull swap with Denver, Juneau is scheduled to sail to San Diego for decommissioning.
    US Navy photo # 080626-N-2970T-070 SASEBO, Japan (June 26, 2008) by MC2 Marvin E. Thompson Jr.
    Lee Wahler
    Juneau 171k USS Juneau (LPD-10) approaches the Coast Guard Station pier in Juneau, Alaska, 26 July 2008, for a four-day visit as part of Alaska's 50th year of statehood celebration. The ship will leave for San Diego where it scheduled to be decommissioned.
    US Navy photo # 080726-N-3483D-001 JUNEAU, Alaska (July 26, 2008) by Wes DeShano.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Juneau 216k USS Juneau (LPD-10) moored at Naval Station San Diego to prepare for decommissioning, August 2008. Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Juneau 172k
    167k U.S. Navy ships laid up in reserve in Middle Loch, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, as of 1 July 2016. Identifiable ships are (front to back):

    Amphibious Assault Ship USS Peleliu (LHA-5),
    Guided Missile Frigate USS McClusky (FFG-41),
    Guided Missile Frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG-48),
    Amphibious Assault Ship USS Tarawa (LHA-1),
    Guided Missile Frigate USS Crommelin (FFG-37),
    Guided Missile Frigate USS Curts (FFG-38),
    Guided Missile Frigate USS Thach (FFG-43),
    Guided Missile Frigate USS Rentz (FFG-46),
    Landing Ship Tank USS Racine (LST-1191),
    Dock Landing Ship USS Cleveland (LPD-7), USS Racine (LST-1191),
    Dock Landing Ship USS Denver (LPD-9),
    Dock Landing Ship USS Juneau (LPD-10);
    Amphibious Cargo Ship USS Durham (LKA-114) and
    Amphibious Cargo Ship USS St. Louis (LKA-116).
    US Navy photo # 160701-N-SI773-264 Pearl Harbor, July 16, 2001 by MC1 Ace Rheaume, USN.
    Robert Hurst

    USS Juneau Additional Ships Patches
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    Contributed by Ron Reeves

    For more photos and information about USS Juneau, see;
  • Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
  • USMC Video - "USMC 100478: AV-8B Harrier IIs on the USS Juneau", 1980, Testing vertical takeoff and landing of AV-8B Harrier IIs on the USS Juneau (LPD-10)
  • Decommissioning Program

  • Commanding Officers
    01CAPT. Monroe, Robert Rawson :VADM12 February 1969 - 10 November 1970
    02CAPT. Guertin, Louis Henderson, USN (USNA 1947)10 November 1970 - 2 September 1972
    03CAPT. Ryan, Philip Joseph02 September 1972 - 25 April 1973
    04CAPT. Meanix Jr., William Henry, USN (USNA 1949)25 April 1973 - 20 September 1974
    05CAPT. Hawkins, Phil R.20 September 1974 - 27 March 1976
    06CAPT. Walsh, William A. :RADM27 March 1976 - 7 April 1978
    07CAPT. Green, Richard Francis7 April 1978 - 23 October 1979
    08CAPT. Flather, Charles Randolph23 October 1979 - 11 September 1981
    09CAPT. Blasch, Lynn Paul 11 September 1981 - 27 July 1983
    10CAPT. Bower Jr., Johns Hollis27 July 1983 - 6 September 1985
    11CAPT. Bailey, Eugene R.6 September 1985 - 31 October 1987
    12CAPT. Willandt, Theodore August 31 October 1987 - 17 November 1989
    13CAPT. Gladman, Dennis St.Clair17 November 1989 - 29 November 1990
    14CAPT. Fitzgibbons, Thomas Arthur29 November 1990 - 10 September 1992
    15CAPT. Ihlenfeld, David L.10 September 1992 - 08 June 1994
    16CAPT. Bugarin Jr., Temotio E.8 June 1994 - 21 June 1996
    17CAPT. Quinn, James Joseph, USN (USNA 1974) :RADM 21 June 1996 - 5 November 1997
    18CAPT. Haefner, Alan Monroe5 November 1997 - 28 July 1999
    19CAPT. Miller, John William (Fozzy), USN (USNA 1979) :VADM28 July 1999 - 7 October 2000
    20CAPT. Henderson Jr., Ronald Holstein. USN :RADM7 October 2000 - 4 January 2002
    21CAPT. McCawley, Charles Andrew (Andy), USN (USNA 1980)4 January 2002 - 23 May 2003
    22CAPT. O'Flaherty, Kevin Eugene, USN (USNA 1981)23 May 2003 - 1 December 2004
    23CAPT. Horton, Ronald, USN (USNA 1982) :RADM1 December 2004 - 5 May 2006
    24CAPT. Alexander, John David :RADM5 May 2006 - 10 August 2007
    25CAPT. Whalen, Kent David (Torch), USN (USNA 1984)10 August 2007 - 10 July 2008
    26CAPT. Mikeska, Dennis Charles (Smiley)10 July 2008 - 30 October - 2008
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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